Monday, April 20, 2009

Making peace with ourselves

This post was inspired by SLC. In his most recent post, he commented on the dislike of his freckles. He was going to post a picture similar to mine but decided against it because the past came back to haunt him about being teased when he was a little kid. How amazing that we are our own worst critics. He doesn't like his "face full of freckles" however, he's been happily married for 15 years. Go figure....

Well I'm here to ask you to make peace with yourselves once and for all. Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder and I haven't met any of you and surely haven't judged you by any blog pictures that you may have posted. I'm not even basing my decision on whether or not you follow my blog. I have come to know many of you through your words, expressions, truths and life experiences. And from what we've shared, you're all beautiful to me; flaws and all.

Dislikes: I don't like my hands, my hips, my moles on my face, my mini love handles, my stretch marks, my legs or my nose.

Likes: I like my brown eyes, my incredible smile, my straight teeth, my ears, my gorgeous locs and my feet.

As I've gotten older, I've made peace with my dislikes because that's how the Lord made me and the most important thing that matters to me is a person's heart and their character.


crochet lady said...

Boy if I could change a few things about my outer self, I sure would. I have tried to make peace with my dislikes, but sometimes they really taunt me.

It's nice to be loved for what's in my heart and soul. So, I want to know and love other people that way too. It's easier to accept others sometimes, than it is ourselves.

Love ya sis,

Tea with Tiffany said...

Amen. Learning to love who God made us to be is huge and healing. Why waste energy on wishing we were what we are not, especially with looks.

Heart matters....

SLC said...

Found the photo, so you'll see the CLOSE-UP later this week. Thanks for the edifying words sis.


PAK ART said...

That's what I love about the blogs. I feel like I have friends whom I've never met and don't really care what they look like. I like them because of who they are.

Strongblkwmn said...

I started getting freckles on my face when I was 35 and I love them. I love me more than I ever have. I'm done being so hard on myself.

Anonymous said...

Yes, once I realize the fact that God loves and MADE ME this way..I get over myself quickly :) Great Post!

A Lady's Life said...

I agree. You love people because of who they are inside.
I always made it a point to teach my kids that in life you will meet good and bad "people". As people we are critical of our own flaws but we all have them so this cancels them out as flaws. Its important to be comfortable with who you are.Be happy and your aura will make other people happy.
When I think of the things that make me unhappy, I'd like to kick myself in the butt and say get over it,Accept it, because how you feel will not change things but hey at least I try. lol Trying is all you can do but then turn the page and go on living.If something is yours, if its meant to be, it will come to you on its own.
Take care. :)